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Channels of size adjustment and firm performance

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  • Breinlich, Holger
  • Niemann, Stefan
  • Solomon, Edna

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We use business register data for the United Kingdom to document the importance of the different channels that firms use to adjust their size. We show how the choice of adjustment channel impacts upon firm-level variables such as wages or productivity.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 202-206

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Keywords: Adjustment channels; Mergers and acquisitions; Greenfield investment; Investment; Employment;

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  1. Holger Breinlich & Stefan Niemann & Edna Solomon, 2011. "Channels of Size Adjustment and Firm Performance," Economics Discussion Papers 703, University of Essex, Department of Economics.

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